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    • Update: Kyle Lowry will play Friday vs. CHA
      Updating a previous report, Kyle Lowry said he will suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      27 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Mario Chalmers questionable Friday vs. WAS
      Mario Chalmers is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Wizards.

      Advice: It's unclear exactly what ailment he's dealing with at the moment, but if he's unable to go, Shabazz Napier would see extended minutes off the bench. Tyler Johnson could also have some more opportunity for minutes in the rotation. Rotoworld.com
      30 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Chris Andersen (illness) questionable Friday
      Chris Andersen (illness) was withheld from Friday's shootaround, and he's being listed as questionable for tonight's game against the Wizards.

      Advice: If Andersen is unable to go, Hassan Whiteside is going to get all the minutes he can handle, and Udonis Haslem may be forced to play some extended minutes. Rotoworld.com
      31 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Luol Deng (thigh) questionable for Friday
      Luol Deng (thigh) did not go through shootaround, and he is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. Washington.

      Advice: If Deng is unable to go, James Ennis, Michael Beasley, and Henry Walker will all have the opportunity to see some increased minutes. Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic would also be asked to carry the offensive load, and they would make for quality plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      37 minutes ago
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Tarik Black accepts benching from coach Scott
      Tarik Black has no issues with the fact that he has been a DNP-CD for the past five games.

      Advice: "He’s coaching and he makes the decisions," Black said of head coach Byron Scott. "I like Coach Scott a lot. Whatever decisions he makes, I respect, especially now with it being my rookie year." Black has gone from starter to bench warmer in Los Angeles, and with averages of just 5.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game with the Lakers, it's safe to leave him on the waiver wire in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      47 minutes ago
    • Kawhi Leonard being more vocal on defense
      Danny Green said that Kawhi Leonard has been more vocal on defense recently.

      Advice: "The last couple of games I’ve definitely noticed a change in his tone, his pep, his step, everything," Green said of Leonard. "He’s more engaged, more locked in, definitely more active and involved defensively than I’ve ever seen him in the past." The Spurs are currently amid a three-game winning streak, and Leonard is a big reason why. He's averaging 20.0 points, 7.3 rebounds 2.3 steals and 1.7 blocks during that span while shooting 58.1 percent from the field. Yeah, he's elite. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 8:23 am
    • James Jones earning time in Cavs' rotation
      James Jones has emerged as a role player in Cleveland's rotation, and over the past four games he has put in averages 9.8 points and 2.8 three-pointers through 22 minutes of action.

      Advice: Jones has seen his role increased with Shawn Marion (hip) sitting on the sidelines, but he really doesn't do much aside from drain 3-pointers. It also should be noted that his value could take a hit once Marion does return to the lineup, so while Jones is worth a look as a 3-point specialist in deep leagues, know that his time as a rotation player in Cleveland could be short-lived. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:55 am
    • Chris Johnson to sign 10-day deal w/ MIL
      The Bucks will reportedly sign Chris Johnson to a 10-day contract.

      Advice: Johnson will join a crowded rotation in Milwaukee, and he's very unlikely to earn enough floor time to be able to offer much of anything to a fantasy squad in most leagues. Leave him on the wire. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:43 am
    • Things starting to click for Nerlens Noel
      Since the All-Star break, Nerlens Noel has really started to get things going, averaging 12.1 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 steals, and 3.5 blocks per game.

      Advice: Noel is also shooting 46.4 percent from the field, and a much-improved 75.0 percent from the foul line (a significant jump from the 56.1 percent he shot before the break). He's managed to stay quite healthy during his rookie year, only missing four of the Sixers' 61 games so far this season due to injury, and he looks primed to finish his 2014-15 campaign strong after a somewhat slow start to the year. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:35 am
    • Robert Covington (elbow) questionable Friday
      Robert Covington (elbow) is being listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Jazz.

      Advice: Covington has been forced to spend the past two games on the sidelines after suffering a right elbow bruise during Sunday's game against Indiana. If he is again forced to sit JaKarr Sampson will start, but with averages of just 6.8 points and 1.1 steals per game with the starting unit, he's not a viable option in most leagues. Jason Richardson and Isaiah Canaan will likely do the heavy lifting on offense. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:13 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Fournier, Ridnour questionable Friday vs. SAC
      Magic head coach James Borrego said he was unsure if Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will be available for Friday's game vs. the Kings.

      Advice: If Fournier is unable to go it will be his fourth straight game on the sidelines, and with Luke Ridnour (hamstring) also looking doubtful, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris will again be asked to log heavy minutes. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 7:04 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Monta Ellis not making excuses for slump
      Monta Ellis denied that his hip injury has been a factor in his recent shooting slump.

      Advice: "My hip is not a factor," Ellis said while walking briskly to the team bus after the Mavs' 94-75 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday. While Ellis may not want to admit it, his numbers have dipped since suffering his hip injury back in early February, averaging just 15.6 points, 3.6 assists, and 0.5 three-pointers per game on 38.2 percent shooting since the break. Fantasy owners will just have to hope he gets things back on track soon. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:37 am
    • Mo Williams to remain a starter in Charlotte
      Head coach Steve Clifford said that Mo Williams will remain with the starting unit upon Kemba Walker's (knee) return.

      Advice: "We’re going to play them together," Clifford said. "We need to get [Walker] back as soon as we can, and then we’ll make an adjustment on the fly to play those guys together." With Williams set to remain with the starting unit, Gerald Henderson will likely head to the bench where he'll embrace a sixth man role with the team. Lance Stephenson is currently behind Henderson in the rotation, so he could find difficulty leaving the bench when Walker does return. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:16 am
       
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Kemba Walker (knee) targeting Wednesday
      Kemba Walker (knee) is hopeful he'll be able to return for Wednesday's game against the Kings.

      Advice: When Walker does return, head coach Steve Clifford said that he will pair him and Mo Williams in the back court, a move that would likely send Gerald Henderson back to the bench. Walker let it be known that he's excited to work alongside Williams in the starting unit. "He makes so many plays," Walker said of Williams. "He’s so smart; he knows when to shoot and when to pass. You can see it in his numbers; he’s had some huge assist games." Rotoworld.com
      Today, 6:10 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • X-rays comes back clean on Devin Harris' hand
      The x-rays taken on Devin Harris' right hand following Thursday's game vs. the Blazers came back clean, and he has been diagnosed with a bruise on the top side of his hand between the thumb and index finger.

      Advice: "I was dribbling under the basket and [Robin] Lopez kind of took a whack at the ball and hit me in an awkward spot," Harris said. "There’s a little bit of pain. I can’t really move it." We'll be considering Harris on the doubtful side of the questionable tag for Friday's game against the Warriors, and if he is indeed unable to go, there will be more minutes for J.J. Barea and Raymond Felton. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Today, 5:42 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Devin Harris hurts right hand, getting X-rays
      Devin Harris hurt his right hand on Thursday and is getting X-rays.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game and hopefully Harris is going to be OK. If he does need to miss time, J.J. Barea and maybe Raymond Felton would get more playing time. There's no need to make a speculative add, though. Harris finished with seven points, three rebounds and two steals on Thursday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:31 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Dorell Wright scores eight in 13 minutes
      Dorell Wright scored eight points in 13 minutes during Thursday's 94-75 win over the Mavs, adding one rebound, one assist and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: With Wes Matthews (Achilles) out for the season, Wright might step up. However, we've seen this movie before with role players for Stotts. Basically, Arron Afflalo is going to step into Matthews' minutes while Wright, Alonzo Gee, C.J. McCollum and Steve Blake will get Afflalo's 27 minutes. Wright isn't worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:29 pm
    • Damian Lillard scores 14 points in win
      Damian Lillard turned it around late against the Mavs on Thursday during a 94-75 win, finishing with 14 points, six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

      Advice: He did turn the ball over five times and his scoring still wasn't quite right after going 1-of-13 from the field on Wednesday. Lillard has gone on slumps before, but now the Blazers are going to need him even more with Wesley Matthews (Achilles) going down. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:24 pm
    • Wesley Matthews suffers torn left Achilles
      Wesley Matthews suffered a torn left Achilles tendon on Thursday and will miss the rest of the season.

      Advice: Ugh. Matthews was leading the NBA in 3-pointers just last month and has been a big reason why the Blazers are looking for a top-four seed in the Western Conference. He has the nickname Ironman because he had a consecutive games played streak of 250 earlier in his career and now his 142 consecutive games played streak will come to an end. This is a crippling blow for Matthews who will enter free agency coming off a bad injury. We're rooting for him to be out on the court in October. Arron Afflalo should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:13 pm
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum grabs season-high 12 boards
      Nicolas Batum grabbed a season-high 12 boards against the Mavericks on Thursday with 15 points, six assists, one block and two 3-pointers.

      Advice: A healthy Batum is going to offset the loss of Wesley Matthews (foot). Batum has suddenly become the player his fantasy owners were hoping for, averaging 12.2 points, 6.2 boards, 6.2 dimes, 1.0 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.2 treys on 48.8 percent from the field and 100 percent from the line. If you bought low, pat yourself on the back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:09 pm
    • Arron Afflalo plays 29 minutes in a victory
      Arron Afflalo didn't play well against the Mavs on Thursday, making 2-of-9 from the field for six points with three rebounds and two assists in 29 minutes.

      Advice: Unfortunately for the Blazers, Wesley Matthews (Achilles) is out for the season. That means Afflalo is likely looking at minutes in the 30s and he should resume Matthews' role as a floor-spacing trey man. The Blazers are second in the NBA an 3-point attempts on the season and Afflalo is a career 39 percent shooter from deep, so it makes sense for him to play big minutes. He should be owned in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:06 pm
    • Dirk Nowitzki looks slow on Thursday
      Dirk Nowitzki looked a little tired against the Blazers on Thursday during a 94-75 loss with 10 points on 5-of-13 from the field, adding four rebounds and one steal in 27 minutes.

      Advice: He just doesn't look right. In his last five, Nowitzki made just 41.5 percent from the field for averages of 13.2 points, 6.4 boards, 1.4 assists and 1.4 treys. Owner Mark Cuban has said before he's totally fine with resting guys, so there is a very good chance Dirk sits in a road game at Golden State tomorrow. His owners will have to check back. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:02 pm
    • Tyson Chandler scores four with 14 boards
      Tyson Chandler returned from a hip injury on Thursday with four points, 14 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block in 28 minutes.

      Advice: He looked fine despite having one of his worst shooting games, making 1-of-4 from the field. It's a good sign to see Chandler already close to 30 minutes after missing three games, so he should have a better performance against the Warriors on Friday. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:59 pm
    • Rajon Rondo flirts with a triple-double
      Rajon Rondo flirted with a triple-double against the Blazers on Thursday with 10 points, seven rebounds, nine assists, one steal and four turnovers no 5-of-13 from the field.

      Advice: He hit a couple jumpers in the fourth quarter and perhaps the Dallas shooting coach is helping him there. Rondo is going to be a huge reclamation project and made just 30.8 percent of his mid-range shots before tonight this season. His fantasy owners have to be hoping better lines are on the way. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:57 pm
    • POR concerned of serious Wes Matthews injury
      The Blazers are significantly concerned about the seriousness of a lower leg injury to Wesley Matthews (leg) and he will have an MRI.

      Advice: It doesn't sound good. There are a lot of things that went wrong and based on the TNT report that Matthews was banging his fist on his way to the locker room suggests that the training staff gave him some bad news. Hopefully this is wrong about one of the easiest guys to root for in the NBA, but he could be out for the season. Arron Afflalo should be picked up in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:31 pm
       
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    • Wesley Matthews (left foot) will not return
      Wesley Matthews suffered a left foot injury on Thursday and will not return.

      Advice: He could not put any weight on it following a non-contact injury and had the training staff help him to the locker room. It didn't look like he rolled his ankle, which means he could have suffered some sort of Achilles issue. The TNT report suggested Matthews is going to be out for some time, so go ahead and add Arron Afflalo in all standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:07 pm
       
      Injured
    • Tyson Chandler is starting for Dallas
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will start against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He was expected to play yesterday and he should be ready to go for a full amount of minutes. The Mavs have been getting cute with their lineups without Chandler, but they finally get their anchor back on defense. Al-Farouq Aminu should still get a lot of Chandler Parsons' minutes even though Richard Jefferson is starting. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 7:26 pm
    • Update: Tyson Chandler (hip) will play Thurs.
      Updating a previous report, Tyson Chandler (hip) will play Thursday vs. the Trail Blazers.

      Advice: Chandler has been sidelined for the past two games, but he'll return to the starting lineup tonight for what should be an exciting uptempo game against Portland. Bernard James will head back to the bench with this news, and his demotion to the second unit will make him a non-factor in nearly all leagues. Get Tyson active. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 12:54 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out two more games
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will remain sidelined for at least two more games.

      Advice: That means Parsons will be unavailable for Thursday's game vs. the Trail Blazers, as well as Friday's matchup with the Warriors. He did however say that he is hopeful to suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Lakers, so we'll be considering him questionable for that one. With Parsons sidelined, Richard Jefferson will continue to start with Al-Farouq Aminu seeing extended minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:55 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) goes through shootaround
      Tyson Chandler (hip) went through shootaround this morning, and he remains probable for Thursday's game vs. Portland.

      Advice: Head coach Rick Carlisle said "it's looking good," for Chandler suiting up for tonight's game, a move that will send Bernard James back to the bench and to irrelevancy in most leagues. Go ahead and get Chandler in your active lineups. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 11:46 am
    • Pop pleased with Kawhi Leonard's development
      Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich said he's pleased with Kawhi Leonard's development this season.

      Advice: While Leonard's fantasy owners may not share Pop's sentiment, the Spurs head coach is happy with Leonard's development this year. "He has improved every year. He has had a strange year this year with all the injuries, but he is a sponge," said Popovich. "He learns, he is a hard worker and he is keeping his mindset. He is playing defense and rebounding for us, which we really need at that three position, and then scoring on top of it. We are really happy with what he is doing." Despite his injury-plagued season, Leonard is averaging career-highs in points and rebounds and is poised for a strong finish to the fantasy season. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 10:44 am
    • Kyle Lowry says he's close to a return
      Kyle Lowry (rest) said he's making progress and is close to a return.

      Advice: The Raptors didn't practice on Thursday, but this is good news for Lowry's fantasy owners. Lowry will accompany the team on their three-game road trip so we'll consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Hornets. Greivis Vasquez would again be a solid plug-and-play option if Lowry is unable to suit up against Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Yesterday, 9:59 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Lillard struggles, grabs career-high 18 rebs
      Damian Lillard hit just 1-of-13 shots and was 0-for-7 from downtown for five points, but added a career-high 18 rebounds to go along with four assists in Wednesday's overtime win against the Clippers.

      Advice: Lillard also had five turnovers, but the rebounds helped make up for an off night. He averaged 30 points over his last two games, so there's really no reason to panic about this one. The Blazers currently hold the No. 3 seed in the West, while the Clippers hold the No. 5 seed after tonight's loss. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:52 pm
    • Nicolas Batum fuels Blazers win over Clips
      Nicolas Batum hit a 3-pointer to force overtime and then threw three alley-oops and hit a dagger 3-pointer to win the game for the Blazers over the Clippers on Wednesday.

      Advice: He finished with 20 points, seven rebounds, eight assists, a steal, two blocks and four 3-pointers on 6-of-11 shooting. Talk about efficiency. That makes four straight wins for the Blazers, and while Batum has been frustrating to own at times this season, lines like this one makes it easy to forget. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:48 pm
    • Kawhi Leonard hits 9-of-11 shots in win
      Kawhi Leonard hit 9-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, five rebounds, one assist, three steals and a block in Wednesday's win.

      Advice: Tonight was the night the all-cat freaks came out, as Leonard, Draymond Green and Nicolas Batum all played well, which hasn't happened consistently this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:57 pm
    • Andre Drummond blocks six, double-doubles
      Andre Drummond scored 13 points with 18 boards, one assist, one steal and six blocks against the Pelicans on Wednesday.

      Advice: It's not a tough argument to make that the Reggie Jackson trade is helping Drummond. In his last five with RJ, Drummond averaged 16.4 points, 13.6 boards, 2.6 blocks and 0.4 steals on 63.2 percent from the field. He's still going to be abysmal from the line, but Drummond is back to being a beast. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:57 pm
    • Nerlens Noel brings serious defensive stats
      Nerlens Noel blocked five shots and had four steals against the Thunder on Wednesday, adding eight points, 13 rebounds and one assist.

      Advice: He's just rolling right now. Noel did not have a great offensive game tonight, making 3-of-10 from the field and 2-of-4 from the line to go with his five turnovers. He has really turned it on since the break and should be considered a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 10:04 pm
    • Luol Deng dealing with a deep thigh bruise
      Luol Deng is dealing with a deep thigh bruise and the Heat are hoping he doesn't suffer extensive swelling.

      Advice: The Heat are off on Thursday and will take on the Wizards on Friday. Deng certainly hasn't been the most durable player in the past three seasons, so he should be considered questionable to play. If he's out, the Heat are in trouble because he's been logging minutes at power forward. Without Deng, the Heat would have to turn to Henry Walker, Michael Beasley and James Ennis more with Walker as the most attractive add. Deng finished with 15 points, six boards and no turnovers in 35 minutes on Wednesday. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Mo Williams stays hot in easy win over Nets
      Mo Williams had 14 points, 14 assists and two 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Nets.

      Advice: Mo-Will is averaging 21.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 9.4 assists and 3.0 3-pointers over his last five games, and has double-doubled in three straight. Kemba Walker may be coming back in a week, but the Hornets are getting great mileage out of Williams and now sit in the No. 8 spot as a potential playoff qualifier. It remains to be seen just how the Hornets use Walker when he's available, as things are going well with Williams running the point after winning three straight games. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:32 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Robert Covington out, JaKarr Sampson starting
      Robert Covington (elbow) will not play against the Thunder on Wednesday.

      Advice: The team said he was hopeful to play today, but this isn't that surprising considering how often the 76ers sit guys down at less than 100 percent. Hopefully Covington will play over the weekend. He should be owned in all leagues. JaKarr Sampson will start, but can be left on the wire in almost all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:38 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Kemba Walker (knee) could return in one week
      Hornets coach Kemba Walker (knee) could return to action in one week, according to coach Steve Clifford.

      Advice: Walker was originally aiming to return by Mar. 16 and this would put him ahead of schedule, conceivably playing vs. Sacramento on Mar. 11. He needs to be picked up wherever he's available, as he should immediately displace the red-hot Mo Williams in Charlotte's starting lineup. Walker has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions and we'll pass along updates as he gets back to practicing this week. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:23 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Kyle Lowry (rest) out again on Wednesday
      Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play against the Cavs on Wednesday.

      Advice: The team is still calling it "rest" despite how he has a hand injury. Lowry is likely going to miss one more game and should be considered questionable to play against the Hornets on Friday. With Lowry out, it'll be Greivis Vasquez making his third start in a row. In his previous two, he averaged 13.0 points, 5.5 boards, 0.5 steals and 3.0 treys. He's worth starting in standard leagues tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:59 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Evan Fournier, Luke Ridnour out Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) and Luke Ridnour (hamstring) will not play against the Suns on Wednesday.

      Advice: Fournier will miss his third game in a row and he is dealing with a day-to-day issue. Aaron Gordon is back and he should get some minutes for the Magic. Fournier is not worth owning in most leagues while Gordon is not worth owning either. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Kemba Walker (knee) cleared for activity
      Kemba Walker (knee) has been cleared for basketball activities without restrictions.

      Advice: He was re-evaluated today and it must have went very well. Walker was hoping to return on Mar. 16 and that target date seems well within his grasp. He didn't have a severe surgery and Walker was playing through it before, so he should be able to get it going once he's able to play. Mo Williams has been fantastic, but his playing time will be cut. Walker should be stashed in all leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:28 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) probable for Thursday
      Tyson Chandler (hip) is probable to play against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He needed three games to get over his hip injury and should be ready to go. Chandler's numbers fell off a tad in February, averaging 10.1 points, 10.8 boards and 0.8 blocks in 29.4 minutes per game. He should be a good bet for a double-double in an up-tempo game on Thursday. Bernard James will move to the bench and may not play at all. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:51 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out for Thursday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Blazers on Thursday.

      Advice: He did travel with the team for their upcoming three-game trip, but he is likely doubtful to play in any of them considering they're already ruling him out for Thursday. With Parsons out, Al-Farouq Aminu is finally starting to step up and is worth a look in standard leagues for short-term value. In his last two, he averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 boards 1.0 blocks, 1.0 treys and 4.0 steals. Parsons is still worth owning in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 12:42 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Robert Covington (elbow) doubtful vs. Thunder
      Robert Covington (elbow) is doubtful to play vs. the Thunder on Wednesday according to head coach Brett Brown.

      Advice: Covington suffered the injury vs. the Pacers on Sunday and was held out of Monday's game vs. the Raptors, but it's disappointing to see him listed as doubtful despite dealing with a simple elbow contusion. JaKarr Sampson will draw the start if Covington can't go, but Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant are slightly more appealing for owners in deeper leagues. We will continue to pass along any further updates on Covington's status. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:45 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Evan Fournier (hip) questionable Wednesday
      Evan Fournier (hip) was limited at practice on Tuesday, and he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: Fournier has missed the last two games and recently said that his hip is still giving him problems, so he is probably closer to doubtful for Wednesday. Fournier has averages of 11.9 points and 1.4 3-pointers this season, so his value is currently limited to deeper leagues at the moment. If Fournier remains sidelined, veteran Willie Green will continue to see an uptick in minutes off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:08 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Monta Ellis expected to opt out this summer
      Monta Ellis will reportedly opt out of his contract this summer in order to pursue a multi-year deal in free agency.

      Advice: He is boasting averages of 19.4 points, 4.4 assists, 2.4 boards, 1.9 steals and 1.2 3-pointers per game this season and is one of the most durable players in the league, so Ellis will surely generate a ton of interest around the NBA this summer. The Mavericks will surely do everything they can to keep Ellis in Dallas, as he has arguably surpassed Dirk Nowitzki as the team's best player this season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:53 am
    • James Jones scores double-digit points
      James Jones scored double-digit points for the third time this season on Tuesday, making 3-of-6 shots with a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points.

      Advice: Jones added six boards, two assists and one steal in 21 minutes, taking advantage of extra opportunities with the game firmly in Cleveland's control by halftime. He has overtaken Mike Miller (12 minutes) in coach David Blatt's rotation, but Jones remains nothing more than a deep-league 3-point specialist. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:25 pm
    • Evan Fournier still dealing with a hip issue
      Evan Fournier is hoping that his sore right hip will continue to get better, but he remains questionable for Wednesday's game vs. the Suns.

      Advice: "You don't want to mess too much with a muscle," Fournier said. "It's very important to take care of your body and make sure you feel good, because it can get worse." Fournier has been sidelined for the past two games, and the Magic have no reason to rush him back before he is 100 percent. If Fournier remains on the shelf for Wednesday's game, veteran Willie Green will continue to be the primary beneficiary off the bench. That being said, owners in standard leagues can ignore both Fournier and Green for now. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 6:22 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) to travel w/ Mavs
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will travel with the Mavs on their upcoming three-game road trip.

      Advice: Parsons will be traveling with the team, but head coach Rick Carlisle said he's unsure of his availability for Thursday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. We'll be considering him questionable, and if he's unable to go, Richard Jefferson will have another game with the starting unit. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:13 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) will travel on road trip
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will travel with the Mavs on their upcoming three-game road trip.

      Advice: Chandler has missed the Mavs' previous three games with a hip injury, and we'll be considering him questionable for Thursday's game vs. the Trail Blazers. If he's unable to go, Bernard James will have an opportunity to slide into the starting lineup, but with averages of just 3.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks per game as a starter his value is limited to deeper leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 12:11 pm
    • Rondo gets aggressive with 19 points in win
      Rajon Rondo was a bit more aggressive in the Mavs' 102-93 win over the Pelicans on Monday, scoring 19 points on 9-of-15 shooting (including a three) with five rebounds and two assists in 32 minutes.

      Advice: Rondo did not get a steal and the assist numbers are down, but anything attached to the word 'aggression' should be viewed as a good thing. If he was dropped in an 8-cat league now is probably the time to take a chance on him, since the run-in with Rick Carlisle could produce a turnaround, if that's indeed in the cards. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:26 pm
    • Nerlens Noel makes all seven FGAs in loss
      Nerlens Noel made all seven shots from the field for 17 points with seven rebounds, three assists, two steals, one block against the Raptors on Monday.

      Advice: His offensive game has been the story lately. Perhaps the highlight is making 83.3 percent of his 6.0 free throw attempts per game over his last five, averaging 13.4 points, 9.4 boards, 2.0 assists, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 steals and 2.6 turnovers on 48.8 percent from the field. He's one of the hottest properties in fantasy hoops right now. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 7:19 pm
    • Chris Andersen expected to play
      Chris Andersen is expected to play against the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: The Heat are starting Udonis Haslem at power forward, which means Haslem won't be the backup center. Andersen will likely play minutes around 20 and is only a blocks specialist. This news doesn't affect Hassan Whiteside much. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 3:48 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Raptors confirm Kyle Lowry is out Monday
      Kyle Lowry (rest) will not play against the 76ers on Monday.

      Advice: According to some earlier reports, there's a decent chance Lowry sits out more games, which makes sense given how awful he's played lately. Plus, he also has some issues with his hand and that may explain the shooting woes. That means Greivis Vasquez, a 6'6 guard, will go up against Ish Smith and Isaiah Canaan tonight, both are listed at 6'0. Vasquez will have a big opportunity in front of him tonight. As for Lowry, his fantasy owners should bench him in weekly leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Robert Covington, Jason Richardson out Monday
      Robert Covington (elbow) and Jason Richardson (rest) will not play Monday against the Raptors.

      Advice: The 76ers are going to start Isaiah Canaan, JaKarr Sampson, Luc Mbah a Moute, Nerlens Noel and Henry Sims in a bigger lineup. As for Covington, he has a shot to play Wednesday and his elbow injury doesn't sound severe. That said, his owners will probably want to bench him given how he hasn't played well. To be clear, he should be owned in all leagues. Jerami Grant and Hollis Thompson benefit more than Sampson does for most fantasy owners. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 2:27 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Chandler Parsons out again on Monday night
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: He was previously hopeful to return, but he will be sidelined once again. Without Parsons available, expect Richard Jefferson to continue to start in his place, while Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to see an increase in minutes off the bench, and he may be motivated to deliver a solid effort against his former team. Parsons has not played since Feb. 20. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:14 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons out Monday
      Tyson Chandler (hip) and Chandler Parsons (ankle) are both out against the Pelicans.

      Advice: The Mavericks could once again go small with Dirk Nowitzki at center while starting J.J. Barea alongside both Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis in the backcourt, but it's also conceivable the team goes with a more traditional look and starts Bernard James at center. As for Parsons, Richard Jefferson should once again draw the start, and he's averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.0 triples over eight games (29 minutes in that role). Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:10 am
    • Kyle Lowry will not play vs. Sixers on Monday
      Kyle Lowry (personal) will not play on Monday against the Sixers.

      Advice: Lowry said "a bunch of things" are bothering him, and that would help to explain at least some of Lowry's recent struggles. The point guard also revealed the organization wants to take the long-term approach when considering the postseason, and it sounds like Lowry could miss additional time as well. The Raptors play Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. For however long Lowry sits, expect Greivis Vasquez to see a big bump in time with more minutes for Lou Williams. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:06 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Birdman Andersen questionable for Monday
      Birdman Andersen (illness) is questionable to face the Suns on Monday.

      Advice: The Bird did not go through shootaround, so he may be grounded in the nest for this one. All terrible puns aside, his absence would mean more minutes for Hassan Whiteside with guys like Henry 'Bill' Walker and Michael Beasley filling the gaps if Miami goes small. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 8:36 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Lillard: Things 'starting to turn around' now
      Damian Lillard said "things are starting to turn around" when asked if February was the worst shooting slump of his career.

      Advice: Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 triples over nine February games, so it's not like he was completely useless. However, his 26.3 percent mark from deep was not typical, and that marked the second straight month he was under 30 percent from downtown. Lillard has started March at 60 percent from behind the 3-point line, but it's worth noting he's shooting a career-low 34.4 percent from distance while averaging a career-high 7.2 attempts per game. We know he won't stop shooting them. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 6:56 am
    • Nerlens Noel (quad) double-doubles in return
      Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) started Sunday's game and had 10 points, 12 rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks despite his recent ailments.

      Advice: His owners will be thrilled to note that Noel, a 59.7 percent shooter at the FT line, made all six of his freebies tonight. His 35 minutes were a game-high and it's safe to say that he's healthy and ready for Monday's matchup with the Raptors. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:38 pm
    • Arron Afflalo scores three points vs. Kings
      Arron Afflalo scored just three points in 27 minutes vs. the Kings on Sunday, adding two boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: He is averaging just 7.8 points, 1.8 boards, 1.0 assist and 1.2 3-pointers off the bench with his new team, and it's obvious that he vanished form the standard league radar as soon as he was traded from the Nuggets. Outside of deeper leagues, it's safe to cut Afflalo. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:01 pm
    • Nicolas Batum struggles again on Sunday
      Nicolas Batum shot just 1-of-6 from the field and 0-of-4 from deep on Sunday vs. the Kings, finishing with just two points, five assists, four boards and one steal in 31 minutes.

      Advice: This was a pretty brutal game for Batum, but he has been much better since the All-Star break, averaging 10.2 points, 5.4 boards, 5.0 assists, 0.8 blocks, 1.4 steals and 1.6 3-pointers over his last five games. Batum's owners may never forgive him after his horrific start to the season, but at least he is starting to turn things around. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:55 pm
    • Mo Williams scores 23 points w/ 11 assists
      Mo Williams scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists to help Charlotte defeat the Magic on Sunday.

      Advice: Mo Will sank 9-of-16 shots including a 4-of-7 mark beyond the arc, and he added two rebounds with only two turnovers in 38 minutes. Kemba Walker is targeting a return in mid-March but that's not guaranteed, and Williams could still carve out value while leading the second unit. Congratulations if you happened to own him when he was dealt to the Hornets. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:54 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Damian Lillard drops 31 points in win on Sun.
      Damian Lillard scored a game-high 31 points in a win over the Kings on Sunday, adding seven assists, four boards, one block and three 3-pointers in 36 minutes.

      Advice: This was actually Lillard's highest scoring game since he dropped 34 points against the Lakers on Jan. 11, and he has now attempted 20 or more shots in each of his last two games. As one of the league's most durable and consistent guards, he should be a top-10 fantasy asset for the rest of the way. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 5:48 pm
    • Robert Covington (elbow) will not return Sun.
      Robert Covington suffered a right elbow contusion during Sunday's game vs. the Pacers and he will not return.

      Advice: Luckily, the injury doesn't sound serious and we will consider Covington questionable to play against the Raptors on Monday. If Covington is forced to miss any additional time, more minutes will be available for players such as Hollis Thompson and Jerami Grant. Covington finished Sunday's game with 12 points, three boards and two 3-pointers in 24 minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 4:53 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) will start Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) is in the starting lineup for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: Noel is coming into this game with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game over the month of February. Go ahead and get him active. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 2:30 pm
    • Noel (quad, calf) will try to play on Sunday
      Nerlens Noel (sore quad and calf) will attempt to give it a go for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: It appears that Noel is going to play, so Thomas Robinson won't be quite as an attractive option in daily leagues on Sunday. Noel will draw a difficult matchup against Indiana, but he's still worth deploying coming in with averages of 10.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game during the month of February. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:58 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Sunday vs. Charlotte
      Evan Fournier (hip) will not suit up for Sunday's game vs. the Hornets.

      Advice: With both Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) sidelined, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris could be forced into heavy minutes for Orlando. Harris has the most favorable matchup, and he's someone to consider for those playing daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 1:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • Kemba Walker (knee) to be reevaluated on Wed.
      Kemba Walker (knee) is expected to be reevaluated on Wednesday.

      Advice: He was expected to be out for a minimum of six weeks after undergoing surgery on his torn lateral meniscus in his left knee on Jan. 28, and while it will take him some time to regain his conditioning, he can now be stashed in most leagues with the Hornets pursuing a playoff berth. Walker got up some shots before Wednesday's game vs. the Bulls for the first time since his surgery, and he is still said to be targeting a return to the lineup on March 16. Mo Williams has been filling in admirably at PG for Charlotte, and though his value will take a hit when Walker returns, he is still worth holding onto to see how things play out. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:59 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Nerlens Noel (quad, calf) questionable Sunday
      Nerlens Noel is dealing with a sore quad and calf, and he is considered questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Pacers.

      Advice: The 76ers are arguably the most cautious team in the NBA, so it wouldn't be surprising if they err on the side of caution and rest Noel tonight. We should know more closer to tip-off, so owners will have to stay on alert for an update. If Noel does sit, Thomas Robinson will likely be the primary beneficiary and is worth a look in deeper leagues after he scored nine points with nine boards in just 13 minutes vs. the Wizards on Friday. Henry Sims and JaVale McGee could see a bump in minutes as well, though they aren't reliable options in almost any league. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 7:26 am
    • Rajon Rondo says thoughts over FA are same
      Rajon Rondo said that his thoughts regarding his impending free agency haven't changed since his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Rondo is going to hold his cards close to his chest, but he hasn't had the smoothest transition since leaving Boston. He is averaging just 7.6 points, 4.6 assists, 2.8 boards and 3.6 turnovers over his last five games, and he is also shooting just 43 percent from the field and 33 percent from the charity stripe over that span. He still has some value in points leagues, but he is a huge liability in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:51 am
    • Nerlens Noel is making strides this season
      Nerlens Noel said that he is blessed to be playing in the NBA after missing the entire 2013-14 season due to a torn ACL in his left knee.

      Advice: "I’ve definitely made strides this season with the speed of the game and I think I’m just taking it all in," Noel said. "It’s great to finally be here and not just dream about it coming off last season, not playing. I’m blessed and just making sure I’m making the best of this opportunity I have." He has been able to play in 54 out of 58 games for the 76ers this season and hasn't been limited by his knee at all. Noel is boasting averages of 8.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.9 blocks and 1.6 steals in 30.4 minutes per game, and his owners have to be thrilled at his rapidly improving game. Rotoworld.com
      Sunday, 6:21 am
    • Kawhi Leonard explodes against the Suns
      Kawhi Leonard dominated on offense during a 101-74 win over the Suns on Saturday with 22 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

      Advice: After a very rough start to the second half, Leonard is back. He was taking too many jumpers and he's gone back to being more aggressive. Kawhi had a nice line of 17 points, seven rebounds, five assists, two blocks and one steal on Friday, so his fantasy owners can finally start to feel great about him. We're expecting a big finish thanks to a friendly schedule. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:44 pm
    • Rajon Rondo scores eight in return
      Rajon Rondo scored eight points in his return to the lineup on Saturday against the Nets, adding seven rebounds, six assists and four turnovers in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The best part of all this for his fantasy owners is that he didn't go to the free throw line. Rondo looked awful on defense again tonight and ranked dead last on his team for plus-minus at minus-22. He's not a must-own player in standard leagues, but he should be viewed as a mid-to-late-round guy in points leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:17 pm
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) won't play Saturday
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will not play on Saturday night against the Nets.

      Advice: Bernard James will be the starting center again tonight. Chandler is getting close to a return and he should be back at some point next week. Expect to see more Al-Farouq Aminu getting minutes at power forward, too. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:55 pm
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) targeting Monday
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) is hopeful that he can return against the Pelicans on Monday.

      Advice: Parsons is going to test out his ankle on Sunday before making a decision regarding the game against the Pelicans, but it certainly sounds like he is getting closer to a return. Richard Jefferson's value will take a massive hit when Parsons does return, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see a reduced as well. That being said, Aminu is still worth holing onto in deeper leagues for his ability to contribute in multiple categories. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 4:42 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Chris Andersen (illness) out for Saturday
      Chris Andersen (illness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The Heat are really going to have to get creative here with their minutes at the four and five. Expect to see a number of small-ball lineups next to Hassan Whiteside. Besides Whiteside, we might see more from Henry Walker and Michael Beasley. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:40 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Kyle Lowry resting against the Knicks
      Kyle Lowry will not play against the Knicks on Saturday, and he is also expected to rest against the 76ers on Monday.

      Advice: He had a minor injury on Friday night and was able to return. Coach Dwane Casey said Lowry has looked banged up so this will give him a chance to recover as the Raptors start to look towards the playoffs. Lowry's February numbers look horrible, averaging 11.9 points, 5.3 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.2 treys on 34.2 percent from the field. The rest has to help him. While he's out, Greivis Vasquez should see a big increase in playing time. Plus, there should be more minutes for Lou Williams and James Johnson. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 3:26 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Chris Andersen is a game-time call for Sat
      Chris Andersen (illness) is a game-time decision to face the Hawks on Saturday.

      Advice: The game tips at 7:30 EST, but the Heat are usually pretty good about providing an update. If he's out, there might be more of Udonis Haslem at the five. Obviously Hassan Whiteside is a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 2:55 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) is a game-time decision
      Tyson Chandler (hip) will be a game-time decision on Saturday against the Nets according to head coach Rick Carlisle.

      Advice: Chandler wasn't able to play on Wednesday vs. the Hawks, but the good news was that he made it through a full practice on Friday. His owners will have to check back prior to tip-off before activating him in lineups, but he would still be a must-start option even if he is not 100 percent. Bernard James scored seven points with 11 rebounds and two blocks against the Hawks, and he would be the primary beneficiary if Chandler sits this one out. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 9:01 am
    • Rajon Rondo says spat with Carlisle is over
      Rajon Rondo made it clear that his spat with head coach Rick Carlisle is over and that he is ready to move on.

      Advice: "Definitely, he had some frustrations with me and vice-versa," Rondo said. "So communication is definitely key in this situation. We’ve had a couple talks since then, and we’re going to move forward." Rondo was suspended for Wednesday's game vs. the Hawks, but he is expected to start against the Nets on Saturday, sending J.J. Barea back to the bench. However, Rondo is averaging just 7.5 points, 4.3 assists and 1.8 rebounds in his last four games, so his owners would be advised to leave him on the bench until he turns things around. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 8:55 am
    • Chalmers scores six points off the bench
      Mario Chalmers scored six points on 2-of-5 shooting (including two threes) with one rebound in 25 minutes off the bench on Friday.

      Advice: Chalmers took a fatal blow to his fantasy value with the arrival of Goran Dragic and owners in 12-14 team formats can move along. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:27 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Damian Lillard scores 29 in huge win vs. OKC
      Damian Lillard scored 29 points during a 115-112 win over the Thunder on Friday with three rebounds, five assists, one steal and two 3-pointers in 37 minutes.

      Advice: He put up a bit of an under-the-radar month. In his nine February games, Lillard averaged 20.7 points, 4.4 boards, 5.3 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.7 treys on 47.1 percent from the field and 83.7 percent from the line. He actually struggled with his jumper this month, but shooting a sterling 83.7 percent at the rim carried him. The All-Star still has room for improvement. Rotoworld.com
      Saturday, 12:04 am
    • Arron Afflalo scores 18 points in 31 minutes
      Arron Afflalo scored 18 points with two rebounds, two assists and two 3-pointers against the Thunder on Friday.

      Advice: The Blazers went small tonight, which explains the uptick in minutes. Afflalo is likely only going to get minutes in the mid-20s, so it's going to be tough for him to hold value in standard leagues coming off the bench. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:57 pm
    • Wes Matthews hurts hand, doesn't need X-ray
      Wesley Matthews hurt his hand on Friday and said he doesn't need an X-ray.

      Advice: The injury occurred late in the game, so he didn't have to play through it. Matthews didn't play well tonight, making 2-of-13 from the field for eight points with six rebounds, three assists, three steals, one block and two 3-pointers. He should be ready to roll for the Kings on Sunday. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 11:49 pm
       
      Injured
    • Kyle Lowry scores four, gets hurt
      Kyle Lowry left the game in the first quarter and did return, finishing with four points, two rebounds and no assists in 19 minutes against the Warriors on Friday.

      Advice: The injury doesn't sound serious and the Raptors were just a disaster tonight. In fact, they made just 1-of-19 from the field in the first quarter. Lowry should be fine for Saturday against the Knicks. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:19 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Mo Williams scores 31 points with six threes
      Mo Williams hit 9-of-23 shots (including six threes) for 31 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal over 37 minutes on Friday against the Celtics.

      Advice: Williams has been a bountiful add not once but twice this season. Even when Kemba Walker returns in mid-March there should be enough food at the table for him to eat in Charlotte. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:49 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Andre Drummond goes for 21 points, 15 boards
      Andre Drummond scored 21 points with 15 boards, one assist and four blocks against the Knicks on Friday.

      Advice: Lou Amundson gave him the business tonight, so this big line is misleading from a reality standpoint. However, Drummond's numbers since the break are pretty good, averaging 18.5 points, 15.3 boards 1.5 blocks and 0.5 steals on 59.3 percent from the field and 33.3 percent from the line. He's finally rollin' on the stat sheet. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 9:27 pm
    • Robert Covington cores 13 with two treys
      Robert Covington didn't play well against the Wizards on Friday with 13 points, six boards and two 3-pointers in 26 minutes.

      Advice: He wasn't benched this time and his minutes should increase a little more than this. Covington was benched on Wednesday due to poor defense, but he wasn't too bad in that department tonight. In his previous February games, he averaged 16.3 points, 5.7 boards, 1.8 assists, 2.4 steals and 3.0 treys. He's a must-start player. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 8:03 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Luol Deng confirmed in the starting lineup
      Luol Deng will play against the Pelicans on Friday.

      Advice: He'll start next to Udonis Haslem at the forward spots. Deng will log a lot of minutes at power forward and he should be able to score in the teens tonight. We should still see some Super Cool Michael Beasley, too. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 4:18 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • James Jones starting for LeBron
      James Jones will start against the Pacers on Friday.

      Advice: Revenge game because he started his career with the Pacers? Kidding aside, Jones played just one minute last night and he was out of the rotation earlier this season. Fantasy owners should be looking to J.R. Smith and Iman Shumpert more than Jones. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:28 pm
    • Evan Fournier (hip) out Friday vs. the Hawks
      Evan Fournier (sore right hip) will not suit up for Friday's game vs. the Hawks.

      Advice: With Fournier and Aaron Gordon (ankle) unavailable, Victor Oladipo and Tobias Harris are going to be forced into heavy minutes, and both figure to be decent plug-and-play options in daily leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 3:15 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Sac
    • 76ers going with the same starting five
      Coach Brett Brown he will start the same starting five for Friday against the Wizards.

      Advice: That means it'll be Isaiah Canaan, Jason Richardson, Robert Covington, Luc Mbah a Moute and Nerlens Noel. Covington was benched on Wednesday for poor defense, but he should be back to his old role. Start him. It'll be interesting to see where Jerami Grant fits in after playing 33 minutes. We can probably expect him to log 24-28 minutes tonight. We might see a little more out of Thomas Robinson now that he has shaken hands with Brown. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 2:25 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Rajon Rondo goes through full practice Friday
      Rajon Rondo went through a full practice on Friday, and he will return to the starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Nets.

      Advice: Rondo has really struggled with the move to Dallas. He's averaging just 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 6.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 2.9 turnovers on 40.8 percent shooting since joining the Mavs. He's no longer putting up elite assist totals, which was really his only source of value, and with poor percentages and limited contributions in the major statistical categories, Rondo can be viewed as a drop-candidate in standard leagues. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:57 am
    • Tyson Chandler (hip) practices in full Friday
      Tyson Chandler (hip contusion) was a full participant during Friday's practice, Rick Carlisle said he'll be "a probable/questionable" for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Chandler said that he is hopeful to play on Saturday, and his return to practice is a step in the right direction. If Chandler is able to go, Bernard James will return to a bench role devoid of any fantasy value in standard leagues. Stay tuned. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:40 am
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) out Saturday vs. BKN
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) did not practice on Friday, and he has been ruled out for Saturday's game vs. the Nets.

      Advice: Parsons has shed his walking boot, but he remains without an official timetable to return. We'll be considering him questionable for Monday's game vs. the Pelicans, and with him sidelined, Richard Jefferson and Al-Farouq Aminu will continue to split his minutes. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:35 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Luol Deng (sore neck) expected to play Friday
      Luol Deng (sore neck) was not required to go through the leagues concussion protocol after taking a blow to the head on Wednesday, and he's expected to play Friday vs. New Orleans.

      Advice: With Chris Bosh done for the season, Luol Deng is going to be tasked with some more responsibilities on offense. He's been playing well through the month of February with averages of 15.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 three-pointers on 48.0 percent shooting from the field, so make sure he's in your lineups for Friday's favorable matchup with the Pelicans. Rotoworld.com
      Friday, 10:25 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Poor defense led to Covington's benching Wed.
      76ers' head coach Brett Brown said that Robert Covington's lackluster play on the defensive end was the reason he elected to bench him for the second and third quarter of Wednesday's loss to the Bucks.

      Advice: "The luxury that I have now that we kind of have bodies is you don’t feel a prisoner to somebody like Robert," said Brown. "We’ve got [Jason Richardson] and Hollis Thompson, so there are more options there. That’s not scolding [Covington], it’s just the way the landscape works. It’s a pecking order that’s built on the standards we have defensively." While Covington sat out a large chunk of Wednesday's game, he still put up 13 points with a full line, and hopefully this doesn't become a common occurrence. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 3:43 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Nicolas Batum says he feels refreshed
      Nicolas Batum said he feels refreshed and ready for the second half of the season after spending six days in Mexico.

      Advice: Batum has been mired in a season-long slump, but said six days of vacation on the beaches of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico over the All-Star Break helped him hit the rest button. "I needed that," Batum said. "Just to refresh my mind. Just to go away from the stress. Just get away." Batum has has strong back-to-back performances and has averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks, and 3.0 three-pointers in those two games. If he can keep this up, he'll go a long way toward redeeming himself with fantasy owners who spent a top-35 pick on him. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 10:31 am
    • Kyle Lowry says his current game is trash
      Kyle Lowry said that he thinks his current game is trash and that he's working to figure it out.

      Advice: When asked where he sees his game right now, Lowry said, "I'm trash. I'm trying to figure it out right now, to be honest with you." While his terminology might be a tad strong, Lowry is only averaging 12.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 6.4 assists, 1.4 steals, and 1.6 three-pointers over his last five games (all below his season averages), so fantasy owners may want to attempt to buy low before he figures things out. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 9:32 am
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
    • Rajon Rondo unlikely to return to Dallas
      Rajon Rondo is unlikely to return to the Mavericks after this season, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas.

      Advice: While Tyson Chandler expects Rondo's recent run-in with head coach Rick Carlisle to bring the team closer, McMahon thinks the altercation and ensuing one-game suspension will lead the free-agent-to-be to bolt Dallas after the season. A winning season could cure everything here, but Rondo has spoken about his desire to be wooed during the free agency period so this latest incident likely won't help the Mavericks' chances to retain the mercurial point guard. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 8:12 am
    • Rajon Rondo will start vs Nets on Saturday
      Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said Rajon Rondo will start against the Nets on Saturday after serving a one-game suspension for conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: An on-court verbal exchange and ensuing post-game shouting match in the locker room led to a one-game suspension for Rondo, but Carlisle is ready to move forward. "It’s one game, we’ll be off [Thursday]," Carlisle said. "He’ll practice Friday, and he’ll be back in the starting lineup on Saturday. The events of last night are in the past. And we’ve got to move forward." It sounds like it's safe for fantasy owners to plug Rondo back into their lineups for Saturday's game against the Nets, while J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will return to bench roles. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 7:12 am
    • Wesley Matthews bounces back with 31
      Wesley Matthews, who missed all seven of his shots and scored four points on Sunday, got it back on Wednesday, hitting 11-of-18 shots and four 3-pointers for 31 points, five rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes! Arron Afflalo scored 10 points off the bench, and owners who were scared that Afflalo's presence would ruin Matthews should be feeling much better about things after this performance. And yes, he just went from a season low in scoring to a season high in back-to-back games, which is pretty hard for fantasy studs to do at this point in the season. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:11 am
       
      Injured
    • Nicolas Batum plays well in win over Spurs
      Nicolas Batum hit 6-of-8 shots for 15 points, four rebounds, nine assists, two steals, a block and three 3-pointers in Wednesday's win over the Spurs.

      Advice: Yes, that's the guy you thought you were drafting early last October, and it's nice that he's finally starting to show up. He's averaging 16 points, 7.0 rebounds, 7.0 assists, 1.0 steals, 1.0 blocks and 3.0 3-pointers over his last two games. Hopefully he's ready to keep the train rolling, just in time for the fantasy playoffs. Rotoworld.com
      Thursday, 12:08 am
    • K. Leonard plays well, at least in fantasy
      Kawhi Leonard hit 5-of-13 shots for 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, four steals, a block and a 3-pointer on Wednesday, but the Spurs lost their fourth straight game, this time to the Blazers.

      Advice: He was a team-high -13 +/- tonight, and had also been struggling for his fantasy owners, mainly due to poor shooting and some confidence issues. There wasn't much wrong with tonight's line, and you have to think he's on the verge of righting the ship soon. This was at least a step in the right direction. Tim Duncan added 20 points and eight boards in another Spurs loss, and they're just four games ahead of streaking New Orleans in the playoff chase. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 11:34 pm
    • Mo Williams gets hot in the second half
      Mo Williams scored 15 of his 17 points in the second half against the Bulls during a 98-86 win on Wednesday, adding two rebounds, five assists, one steal and one 3-pointer.

      Advice: His numbers look great in Charlotte, averaging 23.0 points, 7.5 dimes, 2.0 steals and 4.0 treys in his two previous starts. Williams is shaping up to be a must-start player in standard leagues until Kemba Walker (knee) returns next month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 9:42 pm
       
      4:00 pm vs Tor
    • Robert Covington plays well after benching
      Robert Covington was benched for most of the first three quarters and did play the entire fourth quarter, finishing with 13 points, three rebounds, one assist, one steal and three 3-pointers.

      Advice: He wasn't in his usual spot on the bench for much of this game and it's unclear what exactly happened with him. However, Covington really played well down the stretch and he's very unlikely to be in jeopardy of losing his playing time. He should be considered as a top-50 player in standard leagues, especially after posting second-round value this month. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:21 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Dirk Nowitzki awful in loss to Hawks
      Dirk Nowitzki hit just 2-of-7 shots for four points, five rebounds and four assists in 25 minutes of Wednesday's blowout loss to the Hawks.

      Advice: The Mavs jumped out to a 34-22 lead in the first quarter, but the Hawks got it going in the second half and won by 17 points. Dirk had 18 points and nine boards on Tuesday, but just didn't have it going on the second night of a back-to-back. We were expecting more with Rajon Rondo, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler and Amare Stoudemire in street clothes, but he'll be fine. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:45 pm
    • Mario Chalmers struggles in 33 minutes
      Mario Chalmers got 33 minutes off the Heat bench on Wednesday, but hit just 2-of-10 shots and 1-of-8 3-pointers for eight points and one assist.

      Advice: Yuck. The minutes were nice, but it's going to be very tough for him to do much as long as Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic are healthy. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:33 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Luol Deng injured neck, plays through it
      Luol Deng injured his neck on Wednesday, but played through it and had 21 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and a 3-pointer on 8-of-14 shooting.

      Advice: It looks like he loves playing with Goran Dragic (and without Chris Bosh), so we may get to see the Deng owners thought they were drafting back in October. That is, if his body holds up through the rest of the season. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 7:26 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Was
    • Jerami Grant starts second half for Covington
      Jerami Grant started the second half for Robert Covington on Wednesday.

      Advice: There is no word of an injury and it looks like Covington has been benched for poor play. We'll look for an update following the game or perhaps before that time. Covington should be fine for the weekend. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 6:39 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm vs Uta
    • Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play vs ATL
      Chandler Parsons (ankle) will not play against the Hawks on Wednesday night.

      Advice: This will be his third game out of the lineup and he should be considered questionable to play on Saturday. With Parsons and also Amare Stoudemire (rest) out, there should be a lot of minutes going to Al-Farouq Aminu tonight. Plus, Richard Jefferson and Charlie Villanueva will also benefit. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 3:03 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Rondo, Carlisle had 2nd argument after game
      Rajon Rondo and coach Rick Carlisle had another "emotionally charged dispute in the locker room after the game," according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon.

      Advice: Rondo is not going to play tonight because of it and these arguments may hurt his playing time going forward, though Carlisle said Rondo will start Saturday's game as usual. The Mavericks are not much better with Rondo on the floor and they probably won't miss him tonight. In fact, his Mavs teammates made only 47.9 percent from the field off passes from Rondo. Before Rondo arrived, the Mavs were making 49.1 percent from the field off Monta Ellis passes. Rondo is not a must-own player in standard leagues. Meanwhile, J.J. Barea and Devin Harris will step up. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 2:58 pm
    • Mavs suspend Rajon Rondo for one game
      Rajon Rondo has been suspended for Wednesday's game against the Hawks due to conduct detrimental to the team.

      Advice: He got into an argument with Rick Carlisle on Tuesday and his coach benched him after that. Rondo has been awful this season and it'll be interesting to see how the Mavericks put their lineups together. The former Celtic has actually been below average as defender and the Mavericks have also fallen as an offense since he's joined them, so this suspension might help them tonight. With Rondo out, it'll be J.J. Barea likely to start with Devin Harris also getting more run. Expect to see Monta Ellis have a bigger responsibility as well. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 1:51 pm
    • Weather could postpone Mavericks vs. Hawks
      There is a small chance that inclement weather in Atlanta could postpone Wednesday's game between the Hawks and Mavericks.

      Advice: A strong winter storm is reportedly closing in on Atlanta, and an announcement regarding the game will be made around 2 p.m. ET. Owners with daily lineups would be wise check back for all the latest updates before making any roster decisions tonight. Rotoworld.com
      Wednesday, 8:33 am
    • Devin Harris thrives in expanded role Tuesday
      Devin Harris took advantage of Rajon Rondo's second-half benching on Tuesday, scoring 14 points with three rebounds, five assists and a season-high four steals in 28 minutes.

      Advice: The steals tied the season-high Harris set on Sunday but his playing time was inflated by Rondo's temporary absence, and he remains a borderline option in 12-team leagues. Give him a look if your waiver wire is thread-bare and you're in need of typical PG production -- 3-pointers, assists, steals and FT percentages. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 8:38 pm
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Chandler Parsons misses Tuesday practice
      Chandler Parsons (sprained left ankle) missed Tuesday's practice due to a fever.

      Advice: Parsons is already set to miss at least the Mavericks' next two games, so this shouldn't cut into his timetable at all. He'll be re-evaluated on Friday and his next chance to return will be Feb. 28 against the Nets, while Al-Farouq Aminu will see the biggest boost in fantasy value in the interim. Rotoworld.com
      Tuesday, 9:22 am
       
      Injured
      7:30 pm @ GS
    • Lowry busts out of slump with 22 and five
      Kyle Lowry scored 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting (including a three) with two rebounds, five assists and three steals in Monday's loss to the Pelicans.

      Advice: Lowry had been in a small slump as the return of DeMar DeRozan was bound to shake things up, even if just temporarily. The buy low window shuts with this outing, if it existed in the first place. Rotoworld.com
      Monday, 9:08 pm
       
      Injured
      4:00 pm @ Cha
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